Joint UCT and University of Queensland Flotation Day
The Flotation Research Group within the Centre for Minerals Research (CMR) hosted a joint student Flotation Day with the University of Queensland (UQ) on the 22nd of November 2013. The intention of the day was to find common research themes on which UCT and UQ could collaborate in the future and this was certainly achieved. The event was organised by Dr Kirsten Corin, a Research Officer within the CMR. Dr Yongjun Peng, a senior lecturer with a joint appointment between the UQ School of Chemical Engineering and the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC), kicked off the presentations with an interactive talk on the application of flotation studies to industry. Nineteen students from both institutions presented their research topics and were given an opportunity to discuss their thoughts informally. The first of what is intended to become a biennial event was specifically scheduled to occur following the Minerals Engineering International (MEI) Flotation conference and thus it was fortunate that it could also be attended by a number of international visitors from Zambia, India, Chile, Finland and Turkey.